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    Horseshoe Casino | Macy's Spring Fashion Show
    The Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show features a runway of the latest in Derby and spring outfits and accessories by fashion brands and local boutiques.
    When: March 31, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Horseshoe Casino, 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE, Elizabeth, IN, 47117
    Cost: Varies   


    8UP | Re-Opening the Patio Party
    Just in time for spring, 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen is re-opening its rooftop bar and outdoor lounge.
    When: March 31, 6 – 11 p.m.
    Where: 8UP, 350 West Chestnut Street, 40202
    Cost: Free! 


    Carmichael’s Bookstore | 100 Things To Do in Louisville Before You Die Book Signing
    Written by home-grown Louisville food and beverage journalist Kevin Gibson, 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die is a guide will help you make the most of our city. Saddle up, pour a bourbon, and enjoy the ride.
    When: March 31, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, 40206
    Cost: Free!


    Kentucky Center | North Mississippi Allstars
    Enjoy modern Mississippi country blues at the Kentucky Center this weekend.
    When: March 31, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street, 40202
    Cost: $27.50


    Louisville Palace | Kirk Franklin
    Top-selling contemporary gospel artist and nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Kirk Franklin will showcase his impressive career of more than two decades with the “20 Years in One Night” tour
    When: March 31, 7:30 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 South 4th Street, 40202
    Website: Website
    Cost: Varies




    Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention
    Attend this weekend-long celebration of tattoo art!  Check out schedule of events here.
    When: April 1 – 3
    Where: Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: $20 daily, $40 weekend, kids under 12 free


    Indiana University Southeast | 18 South
    18 South's music reflects the divergent musicianship and experiences of its six individual members.
    When: April 1, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN, 47150
    Cost: $29 in advance, $33 at door, $10 for students


    Downtown | Republic Bank First Friday Hop
    The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is an art show, tourist attraction, street party and celebration of downtown Louisville that brings new visitors and new life to the Main, Market and Fourth Street corridor monthly.
    When: April 1, 5 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: Free!


    Good Garbage | $5 First Friday Craft Night
    Good Garbage will supply the materials for each month's project. It's free-form, no direct instruction. Guests are welcome to bring adult beverages and/or your dinner.
    When: August 7, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Good Garbage Center for Creative Reuse, 2216 Frankfort Avenue, 40206
    Cost: $5


    Corner Restaurant and Bar | Brent Mathis
    Enjoy local musician Brent Mathis at Corner Restaurant & Bar during happy hour.
    When: April 1, 5 - 7 p.m.
    Where: Corner Restaurant, 102 West Main Street, 40202
    Cost: Free!


    Ohio County Historical Museum | Quiltfest 2016
    Along with a quilt contest, Quiltfest 2016 will feature quilter Sandra “Charlie” Charles, demonstrations and live music.
    When: April 1, 10 a.m.
    Where: Ohio County Historical Museum, 212 South Walnut Street, Rising Sun, IN, 47040
    Cost: $5


    Asiatique | Acoustic Jam Night
    This 5 Star Restaurant offers a Late Night Happy Hour starting at 11 p.m. It will feature live acoustic music with Jonny Shah, Menefee Seay, Eve Pollen and other talented musicians. Specialty drinks like Cinnamon Apple Infused Old Forester and Asiaritas, along with discounted appetizers, such as Calamari, Beef Short Ribs, Saffron Rice or Smoked Salmon Quesadilla are available and amazing!
    When: April 1, 11 – 2:15 a.m.
    Where: Asiatique Restaurant, 1767 Bardstown Road, 40205
    Website: Facebook Event
    Cost: Patronize restaurant, please




    Kentucky Center | “Deepest Shades of Blue, The Stage Play”
    “Deepest Shades of Blue” is a compelling love story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion, lies, deceit, healing and forgiveness.
    When: April 2, two shows: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Where: Mex Theater, 501 West Main Street, 40202
    Cost: $25


    Clifton Center | A Night of Beauty Expo
    Join in the celebration of women at the elegant Inaugural A Night of Beauty Expo. Enjoy the vendors, music, food and raffle prizes.
    When: April 2, 5 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, 40206
    Cost: Free!


    Skybar | Afros and Bellbottoms: A '70s Retrospect
    Break out the 1970s attire and go back in time to an era of afros, bellbottoms, platform shoes and skin-tight snakeskin! DJ Brios will keep the dance floor hot! There will be door prizes for winners of best 70s costumes and dance contest(s)! 21+
    When: April 2, 8 – midnight
    Where: Skybar at Saints, 131 Breckenridge Lane, 40207
    Cost: $5


    The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts | Lip Gloss Poetry Slam
    The first ever all-teenage female poetry slam competition to take place at the Kentucky center for the Arts in Louisville Ky! Come and be amazed by these young poets as they speak out against all topics that they are facing in our society today!  
    When: April 2, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 West Main Street, 40202
    Website: Facebook Event
    Cost: Free!


    The Bard’s Town | Improv Anonymous Presents: April Two ND
    Got fooled on April 1st? Recover with some Comedy! Come to The Bard's Town (in the Lounge) for a show made up right on the spot!
    When: April 2, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, 40205
    Cost: $5




    The Liminal Playhouse | Sarah Ruhl's "Melancholy Play"
    "Melancholy Play" is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy about the longing for love and our love of longing.
    When: April 3, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Where: The Henry Clay Theater, 604 South Third Street, 40202
    Cost: $20 at door, $18 in advance


    Bernheim Forest | First Sunday Nature Hike: Weeds & Wildflowers
    Join Bernheim’s volunteer naturalist Joe Rogers for an engaging nature hike. Registration is not required; just show up with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. All ages welcome. No pets allowed. $5 per car weekend environmental fee for non-members still applies.
    When: April 3, 2 – 3 p.m.
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Road, 40110
    Cost: Free!


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